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Portobello Road

Portobello Road antiques market is the largest in the UK. The market consists of street stalls, antiques shops and antiques arcades that house many different dealers.

The market takes place mainly on Saturdays. Opening times range from 7.00am- 6.00pm, but it is best to go early as many dealers start to pack up from 4.00pm. Some of the antiques shops and arcades are open on other days of the week, particularly Fridays. Details of many of the  traders and arcades can be seen on the Portobello Antiques Dealers Association website

Portobello Antiques Arcades

The antiques arcades are a unique feature of Portobello. The entrances are often obscured by the stalls in front but do persevere as these lead to labyrinths of stalls offering a host of different types of antiques. The antiques arcades are:

No 65 Roger's Antique Gallery - this arcade goes back a surprisingly long way.

No.s 67-69 and 73 Chelsea Galleries, Portobello Road - this three shop gallery is a U shape.

No. 75  Gallery 75 open all week, except Sunday, with a large high standard stock.

Gallery 91

No.s 101 -103 Portobello Studios and Teapot Arcade

Portobello Gallery - this small entrance, just before the junction with Westbourne Grove,  leads to a cavenous arcade that in turn leads out to Westbourne Grove.  

No 121 The Silver Fox

No 125 The Central Gallery

No.s 141 -149 Admiral Vernon Antique Arcade - Portobello's largest antiques arcade with two floors of dealers and a small cafe.   

No.s 155-157 Dolphin Arcade

No.s 161 -163 Harris' Arcade, Portobello Roadclocks

No.s 165-169 Red Lion Arcade

No.s 173-175 Portwine Gallery this U-shaped gallery has been in the family since 1905 and has over 30 stalls selling a wide range of collectable items, large and small,including walking sticks, toys, prints, vintage clothes and textiles

Portobello Road Antiques shops

No 82 Henry Gregory, 82 Portobello Road - specialises in sporting memorabilia

No 88 specialises in eastern antiques

No 79 Portobello Antique Store

No 81 Judy Fox Antiques www.judy-fox.com/ Victorian and Edwardian furniture as well as decorative 19th century sculpture and objets d'art.

No 83 Barham Antiques www.barhamantiques.co.uk/ specialises in epergnes and boxes of all types - stationery boxes, jewellery boxes, writing boxes

No 87 The Clock Centre www.clockcentre.com/ specialises in the sales and repairs of all types of antique clocks and watches

No 109 Portobello Print and Map Shop  www.portobelloprintandmap.co.uk/  deals in original antique prints,maps, engravings and specialise in foreign map

No 111 Atlam http://www.atlam-watches.co.uk/ silver and antique pocket watches.

No 123 Rezai's Antique Persian carpets

No 144 Kleanthous www.kleanthous.com/ deals in  antique watches, clocks, silver, furniture and works of art

No 146 Delehar

No 159 The Panton Gallery

Golborne Road 

Golborne Road has the reputation for being how Portobello was 20 years ago: plenty of real junk but also the place to pick up on new trends. Les Couilles du Chien, 65 Golborne Road   has highly eclectic stock, while Ollies, 67 Golborne Road, offers mainly furniture.

Kensington Church Street

The antiques dealers in Kensington Church Street are quite up market offering Oriental Ceramics & Works of Art, European Pottery and Porcelain, English and Continental Furniture, Silver, Paintings and Prints, Arms and Walking Canes, Glass, Mirrors, Books, Clocks and 20th Century Decorative Arts.

King’s Road

The Bourbon Hanby Antiques Centre 151 Sydney Street, just off the King's Road, offers jewellery, siverware and collectables.

Auction Houses

Lotts Road www.lotsroad.com

Christies www.christies.com

Bonhams www.bonhams.com

Trivia - Antiques trading in Portobello Road started after the second world war when unemployed ex-servicemen set up stalls in the market to sell items they had brought back from the Far East.